6 Quick Voice-Over Tips

eLearning Brothers

You want your eLearning audio to go smoothly, especially voice-overs. Using your voice properly is a skill in itself. Don’t worry, you won’t sound overly cheerful. This will prevent unintended mouth sounds and keep your voice consistent though out your session. #4. Also called “plosives,” these are the breathy pop sounds you get when you pronounce P- and B- words. The post 6 Quick Voice-Over Tips appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

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eLearning Voiceover: Best ways to select the apt voice over for your course

CHRP-INDIA

After creating the content for your eLearning, the next step is to choose a voice that will bring your course to life. Voice selection has the power to diminish or elevate the quality of the training. Experienced L&D developers are aware of the importance of voice-overs to help reduce employee retention and creating an effect. It is imperative to know that just any voice over will not work. You must select a conversationalist voice with dynamics.

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PowerPoint: Text-to-Speech Voiceover Tools

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You could, of course, record a voiceover in PowerPoint, but maybe you have a cold and your voice isn't up to par. Or maybe your own voice sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard to you. Several new tools allow you to type the text you would normally say, and have text-to-speech technology (TTS) generate the voiceover for you. Later, if the content changes, editing the typed text will be way easier than re-recording an entire voiceover.

Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel    When it comes to adding narration audio (voice-overs), Captivate developers have plenty of choices.   Object-level audio is ideal if you want to quickly add sound effects to slide objects. However, I wouldn't use this technique for voiceover audio.   As for voiceover audio, I don't recommend that you add it to a project as the background.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. And before you spend thousands of dollars hiring voiceover talent to record your audio, you should know: your voice is fine (nobody likes their own voice so trust me on this, yours will do nicely). I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective.

eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio. It's got a built-in sound card (built right into the cord) that does a great job of cancelling out internal computer noises. Also, I noticed when I moved my head, the microphone sometimes picked up a sound that reminded me of crumpling paper. It is a small 10x10 and the sound is consistent. What It adds great sound to the finished product. by Kevin Siegel.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? However, home-grown audio featuring you as the voiceover talent works great. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Then I selected Matthew as my voice

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? However, home-grown audio featuring you as the voiceover talent works great. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Then I selected Matthew as my voice

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6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning

Elucidat

So, if you’re about to hit record and do that voiceover, pause for a second and explore this topic. Think about interviewing experts and peers and have their voice be part of the learning experience, or using audio to immerse learners in a realistic simulated scenario. By using a real voice alongside relevant content, you can tell a story in an authentic way. Make sure sound quality is good. Does it sound natural?

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Discover the Right Way to Choose A Voiceover for Your Digital Learning

eLearningMind

Voiceovers are a lot like design: you only really notice it when it’s bad. That’s because a good voiceover is so seamless that it becomes an integral part of your digital learning, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb. Voiceovers that are condescending, boring, or even a little too homemade can turn learners off and make them focus on anything but the subject matter. Hiring a pro might sound pricey, but in the right circumstances, it’s an investment you’ll need to make.

Voice Over Tips for eLearning – During Recording (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

For voice over tips there are several things you can do before , during, and after recording to make your voice overs sound more professional in your courses. Here are some simple voice over tips to think about as you begin and while you are recording your next project. . Always perform a soundcheck before you actually start recording your voiceovers. Clipping is a result of the input volume being too high and will result in the audio sounding distorted.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? However, home-grown audio featuring you as the voiceover talent works great. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Then I selected Matthew as my voice

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A Conversation with Eric Lee about Voice Talent, Storytelling and the Industry

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a chance to ask Eric Lee a few questions about being a voice artist , storytelling, how he got started and why high quality audio is so important for effective eLearning. Kapp: You are in a rather unique area of online learning development, you are a voice artist. Can you tell us what a voice artist does in the learning industry? Kapp: Why do you think voice is so important in creating effective learning online and otherwise?

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Voice Over Training Tips that will make Training Stick

Mindflash

Learning to do voiceovers doesn’t have to be terrifying or daunting; it can actually be fun and exciting. Use a Quality Mic & Eliminate Background Noise – Test your gear in the environment in which you will be recording to see if the microphone you are using is professional sounding and that there are no noises in the background. A recording that sounds messy and noisy will quickly disengage the learner and shut down his or her learning capacity.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

And I’ve seen courses that included voiceover narration but little (or no) text on the screen… just some very dated clipart. Should there be voiceover audio combined with text and images? If you agree that combining voiceover audio, text, and images leads to the most effective eLearning, why is it that people don’t include voiceover audio? Simply put, many people don’t like the sound of their own voice. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone.

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How to Easily Get Perfect Audio for Your Videos | Jake Pechtel

TechSmith Camtasia

What sounds great to one person, may not sound good to another. The final aim is to sweeten the listening experience by being aware of how your voice actually sounds (aka add some candy).

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Three Cheers for Text-to-Speech

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

During our live, online Articulate Storyline Beginner classes , we teach students how to import and record voiceover audio. The most common question we get about voiceover audio is “Can Storyline convert text to audio files?” If you’ve created a voiceover script (or have access to it), you will save yourself a lot of extra work in Storyline because you can copy and paste the script text into Storyline’s Notes area (instead of typing). by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2022

Limestone Learning

Join this webinar to learn how to step up your elearning and make it sound better. PT: Five Steps to Stellar Voiceover with Artificial Voice Training materials with a voiceover element are versatile, engaging and effective, but creating them is time consuming, expensive and disruptive.

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How to Make a Tutorial Video (FREE TEMPLATES!)

TechSmith Camtasia

An example might sound something like this: “After watching this video, a user will be able to add a new team member to a project management board.” This might sound like a lot of work upfront — and it can be if you start with a blank screen. Record and edit your voiceover.

eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jeff Harris   In March, Kevin shared his techniques for  improving sound quality by using sound absorbers. In this article, I cover two of my favorite microphones for voiceover recording: the Heil PR-40 and the Shure MV51. Each of these microphones delivers high quality sound for eLearning and podcasting applications. Sound rejection is an important characteristic when recording in less-than-ideal circumstances.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Recasting Sentences for Clarity and Emphasis

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby Recasting sounds like something a fly fisherman would do, but in writing and editing it means to restructure a sentence. However, the correct grammar here sounds unfamiliar or wrong to readers used to seeing who with demands , not demand. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a 3-hour, online class later this week called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Three Cheers for Text-to-Speech

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

During our live, online Articulate Storyline Beginner classes , we teach students how to import and record voiceover audio. The most common question we get about voiceover audio is “Can Storyline convert text to audio files?” If you’ve created a voiceover script (or have access to it), you will save yourself a lot of extra work in Storyline because you can copy and paste the script text into Storyline’s Notes area (instead of typing). by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP.

Writing & Grammar: Taller than Me? Or Taller than I Am?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Although many of us would say that this sentence sounds okay, it actually means something more tricky than it sounds like it means. The quick way to fix all such comparisons is to add all the words of the comparison into the sentence so that the correct pronoun sounds right-and is right: Tom likes pizza more than she likes pizza. The two instructors both teach in loud voices, but Samuel is louder than her. by Jennie Ruby.

Press Play: 5 Tips for Writing Audio Scripts

SweetRush

Tip 1: Use the Right Voice. Unlike dialogue, which is specific to the actual words your characters will be speaking, voice has more to do with the general feeling you want to evoke. . Voice is usually driven by your client, their brand, and how they talk to their customers. .

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The three elements of building learning environments for VR training content

STRIVR

The sights, sounds, and people learners come across in the training module are all part of spatial design – one of the core components of the Immersive Learning methodology. The sound in VR is paramount for presence. Voiceover.

Writing & Grammar: Business Jargon

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Passive voice AND using a noun as a verb! Thousands of voices in editorial/communications departments suddenly cried out in terror and then were stilled. Just in the last couple of weeks I have seen and heard these:   "in the space" "work product" "job aide"   One person seemed so eager to sound businessy and up-to-the-minute that she used "in the space" twice in one sentence!

Here’s a Free Text-to-Speech Application for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Despite the mechanical voice quality, there are some viable use cases for text-to-speech in e-learning (outside of accessibility issues): For example, text-to-speech makes sense if you send a script out for professional narration. Use text-to-speech to create placeholder content for your reviewers so that you can get the voiceover script approved before sending it out for professional recording. A word of caution, though: most text-to-speech doesn’t sound that great.

6 easy steps to create an explainer video

Superb Learning

An explainer video (or edumercial) is simply an animated video that uses a voiceover to explain a topic, while animations and diagrams help to support the explanation and make it clearer. Record Your Voiceover.

What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

TechSmith Camtasia

Our objective was not to try to get all of the settings perfect for a singular recording, but we wanted to compare the microphones against each other so you could hear how they sound. We tested all of our microphones in our sound studio. and set the sound input level to 67%. We used this consistently across the USB microphones, despite the best practice of adjusting the level to your voice and needs. Lars Grosspietsch (German Voice Over).

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? Why not use human voice-over? How will the quality of the voice affect the quality of the learning? How will the students accept the voices?

eLearning videos: The ultimate guide for successful video-based learning

TalentLMS

For many, learning by watching another human is easier than reading words on a screen or listening to a voice-over. Voice-over videos. Using image and sound to convey information, voice-over videos engage both visual and auditory learners.

How to Make a Great Educational Video (Free Template)

TechSmith Camtasia

Will they listen with sound or rely on the visual aspects? Having a script also helps you sound more professional and helps preserve your video’s focus. Record your voice over. With your script in hand, it’s time to record your voice over.

The three elements of building learning environments for VR training content

STRIVR

The sights, sounds, and people learners come across in the training module are all part of spatial design – one of the core components of the Immersive Learning methodology. The sound in VR is paramount for presence. Voiceover.

Keeping Video Content Up To Date

TechSmith Camtasia

Bonus Tip: Using Voice Generation Technology. We have recently seen great advances in the field of voice generation technology (speech synthesis) and its quality is getting better by the day. The voice-quality of services such as Polly by Amazon , IBM’s Watson and Microsoft’s Azure services is impressive and affordable. Example: IBM’s Watson Voice Technology was used to generate the voiceover.

Best Microphones for Recording Video

TechSmith Camtasia

with the sound input level set to 67%. Same voice over talent for all recordings, which was Andrea Perry & Ryan Knott for the English voice overs, and Lars Grosspietsch for the German voice over. We also wanted to capture the difference between male and female voices. However, this microphone has a great overall sound for both a male and female voice. This microphone has a small stature, but a great sound.

How to Record Lectures: 3 Methods for Online Learning Success

TechSmith Camtasia

The quick and dirty method is as easy as it sounds. Any clips where you’ll be speaking on camera will require you to record your voiceover in Camtasia, but any voiceover that doesn’t show your face can be recorded and edited in Audiate.

5 Tips on Using Videos for eLearning

eFront

The voice and the human footage create a sense of classroom environment that is so hard to create otherwise. Voiceover for Videos. If you want to emulate the classroom training, add voiceover to your videos. To be honest, you can record your own voice, as long as you sound lively and speak clearly. Voiceovers are easier to prepare nowadays, with various websites offering professional VO services on the cheap.

My first podcast interview

Adobe Captivate

This was my first time in a sound recording studio. each piece mapped to a certain voice type or requirement. Not to mention the array of sound editing software used. I was impressed with the effort that goes into recording good audio for eLearning (I always thought that people plugged in a USB mic to their laptop and recorded the voiceover audio :)). Well here’s something I did for the first time. My very first podcast interview!

Video Tutorials Win (again!): The Unbounce Solution

TechSmith Camtasia

Once we had our script, we would record the voiceover. I was tasked with making this project work, and while I had done some instruction before, I’d neither recorded my own voice nor made a screencast in my life. The first problem I encountered was trying to make my voice sound natural and conversational – and not like someone pretending to be a human being. My natural, conversational voice wasn’t slow or clear enough for a screencast.

Free learning & development webinars for October 2021

Limestone Learning

PT: Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator for Designing and Editing Elearning Graphics Coupling instructionally sound content with appropriate graphics helps in providing an incredibly amazing learning experience. “ Flying dog, Batman, bats ” by Andrea Bohl is licensed by Pixabay.

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